1818 in History – What happened in year 1818


In history, year 1818 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1818.

Know what happened in 1818:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
24 DecemberSilent Night (audio featured), a Christmas carol by JosefMohr and Franz Gruber, was first performed in a church in Austria.
12 February On the first anniversary of its victory in the Battle ofChacabuco, Chile formally declared its independence from Spain.
20 OctoberThe United Kingdom and the United States signed the Treaty of1818, which settled the Canada–United States border on the 49thparallel between the Pacific Ocean and Lake of the Woods.
20 AprilFour days after the Court of King's Bench in England upheld amurder suspect's right to trial by battle in Ashford v Thornton, theplaintiff declined to fight, allowing the defendant to go free.
12 FebruaryOn the first anniversary of its victory in the Battle ofChacabuco, Chile formally declared its independence from Spain.
01 JanuaryFrankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, a novel by MaryShelley, was first published in London.
12 FebruaryOn the first anniversary of its victory in the Battle of Chacabuco, Chile formally declared its independence from Spain.
16 AprilThe United States Senate ratified the Rush–Bagot Treaty, which laid the basis for a demilitarized boundary between the US and British North America.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1818:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 JulyIgnaz Semmelweis / Physician / Austria
01 January William Gamble / General / United States of America
03 JuneLouis Faidherbe / Politician / France
06 February William M. Evarts / Politician / United States of America
07 NovemberEmil du Bois-Reymond / Physician / Germany
08 AprilAugust Wilhelm von Hofmann / Academic / Germany
08 MaySamuel Leonard Tilley / Politician / Canada
09 January Antoine Samuel Adam-Salomon / Photographer / France
09 NovemberIvan Turgenev / Author / Russia
11 JuneAlexander Bain / Philosopher / Scotland
12 SeptemberRichard Jordan Gatling / Inventor / United States of America
13 DecemberMary Todd Lincoln / Politician / United States of America
15 March Mariano Álvarez / Politician / Philippines
17 MayEzra Otis Kendall / Astronomer / United States of America
17 JuneCharles Gounod / Academic / France
18 JulyLouis Gerhard De Geer / Politician / Sweden
22 OctoberLeconte de Lisle / Poet / France
25 MayLouise de Broglie / Countess / France
28 March Wade Hampton III / Politician / United States of America
28 DecemberCarl Remigius Fresenius / Academic / Germany

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